The Georgia Genealogical Society’s May 4 meeting will look at genealogical methodology, from beginning to advanced.
Monica L. Hopkins, genealogist and technology professional, will speak on four subjects: “Internet Sources for Free Books and Newspapers,” “Using the Neighbors to Find Your Ancestors,” “Using the Cloud and Mobile Devices for Genealogy” and “Understanding Deeds.”
All are timely in today’s advancing world of genealogy, where more information is becoming available. Despite that, researchers still need to know how to use original sources, such as deeds, and interpret the vital information contained therein. Neighbors are important because so many families moved as groups as they migrated across America. New websites for books and newspapers crop up every day, and the speaker will help sort out the best ones to use.
The meeting will be held at the Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, beginning with registration at 9:30 a.m., and lasting until 4:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers; lunch is on your own. Mailing deadline for registration is April 25; PayPal deadline is April 30. Send to the Georgia Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 550247, Atlanta, GA 30355-2747 or www.gagensociety.org. For more information, contact Laura W. Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gwinnett genealogy workshop
A Gwinnett genealogy workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3355 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville.
Four 45-minute sessions — with a choice of three lectures each session — will be held. Topics include beginning genealogy, census research, completing society lineage applications, how to locate and plat an ancestral home site, unique genealogy sources, and studying surname origins.
LDS members will discuss British origins, Familysearch.org and journaling. One session will be devoted to the creation of a Gwinnett genealogy study group.
The event is free. Registration is requested via Terry Manning at email@example.com, but walk-ins are welcome. For further information, call Manning at 770-564-8822.
Graphic designs gallery
If you have a nostalgic bent, check out the online Gallery of Graphic Design, an interesting site covering advertising designs from 1930 to 1969 that you can search by magazine, company name, product, illustrator or keyword.
The site could help you verify childhood memories or settle family disputes over a product. Plus, it’s a great look down memory lane. The address is http://graphic-design.tjs-labs.com.
Contact Kenneth H. Thomas Jr. at P.O. Box 901, Decatur, GA 30031 or www.gagensociety.org.